Arizona Public Service Engineer III/SR- Nuclear Analysis in Tonopah, Arizona

Responsibilities

Palo Verde Generating Station performs reload core design and non-LOCA safety analysis internally. Palo Verde is seeking additional nuclear analysis staff to work at the station to perform these analyses.

ENGINEER III

Minimum Requirements A 4-year bachelor degree in Engineering (engineering discipline specific to area of assignment) from an accredited college or university plus five (5) years experience in engineering positions of which one (1) year of experience shall be nuclear. (Professional Engineers License not an acceptable equivalency for bachelor degree.) Must possess comprehensive knowledge of energy analysis, engineering applications, business, and finance, working knowledge of applicable codes, standards, practices, and methods in the area of individual's discipline. Must have good understanding of construction, operating and engineering practices; safety rules; company policies and union agreements.

Preferred Special Skills

  1. Knowledge of programming languages and tools such as FORTRAN, PERL, AWK/SED, C, and Visual Basic.
  2. Familiarity with the CASMO/SIMULATE neutronics code suite.
  3. Familiarity with the Combustion Engineering Reload Core Design process and neutronics code suite including ROCS, CORD, CENTAUR, and DIT.
  4. Professional Engineer license.

Nuclear requirement: Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities. These are a condition of employment at PVGS.

Major Accountabilities

  1. Ensures engineering design, project control, schedule commitments, or oversight work is technically sound, cost effective, and in compliance with established standards, codes, and regulations and adequate reliability will be maintained in future years.
  2. Enhances department performance and productivity and recommend improvements.
  3. Independently performs moderately complex engineering analyses.
  4. Prepares technical reviews and analyses.
  5. Develops core loading pattern designs, generates nuclear cross sections, create neutronics models, and performs engineering analyses to evaluate the physics characteristics of reload cores using analysis software such as SIMULATE-3, CASMO-4, XIMAGE, etc.
  6. Evaluates advanced fuel designs utilizing neutron burnable absorbers such as Erbia, Gadolinia, and Zirconium Diboride in the core design.
  7. Maintains the reload process methodology and software tools.
  8. Provides limited technical guidance and leadership to others as needed.
  9. Subject to occasional shift work.

ENGINEER SR

*Minimum Requirements * A 4-year bachelor degree in Nuclear Engineering from an accredited college or university plus eight (8) years experience in engineering positions of which three (3) years experience shall be nuclear. (Professional Engineers License is not an acceptable equivalency for bachelor degree.) Must possess in depth knowledge of engineering applications, applicable codes, standards practices and methods in the area of assigned discipline.

Nuclear requirement: Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities. These are a condition of employment at PVGS.

Preferred Special Skills

  1. Knowledge of programming languages and tools such as FORTRAN, PERL, AWK/SED, C, and Visual Basic.
  2. Experience with of the CASMO/SIMULATE neutronics code suite.
  3. Experience with the Combustion Engineering Reload Core Design process and neutronics code suite including ROCS, CORD, CENTAUR, and DIT.
  4. Professional Engineer license.

Major Accountabilities

  1. Makes decisions and recommendations that have a moderate effect on the overall organization performance. Has long term impact.
  2. Is depended upon regularly in one or more areas of engineering expertise with depth of knowledge in related field or wide breadth of engineering knowledge in general fields.
  3. Has capability to work without appreciable direction on defined goals. Develops and applies technical solutions which require original and creative approaches. Provides unique solutions and applications to a broad range of technical problems.
  4. Plans, coordinates, sets priorities, and applies resources on complex projects or processes. Takes initiative to eliminate barriers and uses resources to ensure desired results.
  5. Integrates the many interrelated elements of complex projects that are broad in scope, require considerations not previously encountered and requires interpretation and/or modification to guidelines. Complies with design, regulatory, and operating requirements.
  6. Develops core loading pattern designs, generates nuclear cross sections, creates neutronics models, and performs engineering analyses to evaluate the physics characteristics of reload cores using analysis software such as SIMULATE-3, CASMO-4, XIMAGE, etc.
  7. Develops and maintains the reload process methodology and software tools.
  8. Applies in-depth technical knowledge and expertise to complex nuclear engineering discipline projects. Plans and coordinates programs and large-scale engineering projects or several medium projects while acting as a technical specialist for a specific engineering field.
  9. May be responsible for all aspects of work scope, often directs consultants, conducts feasibility studies, determines staff and cost estimates and recommends engineering criteria.
  10. Coordinates, administers, and provides technical direction to less experienced engineers.
  11. Maintains a thorough knowledge of new developments and technology. Research new developments and technology and make recommendations to management on their feasibility for Company operations.
  12. Interfaces with internal and external customers, outside agencies and regulatory authorities.
  13. Subject to occasional shift work.
Export Compliance/EEO

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, "U.S. Export Control Laws"). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Pinnacle West”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 20180841

Location: Tonopah, AZ

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular